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Ferrous Hauler: 1942

Ferrous Hauler: 1942

May 1942. "Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska. Farm boy bringing a load of scrap iron to town." Seen here earlier fixing a flat. Photo by John Vachon for the FSA. View full size.

 

Tire, Iron: 1942

Tire, Iron: 1942

May 1942. "Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska. Farm boy with flat tire, which happened while he was bringing a load of scrap iron to town." (Does that include the car?) Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Logan's Heroes: 1942

Logan's Heroes: 1942

May 1942. Kremmling, Colorado. "Soldiers from Fort Logan hitchhiking along U.S. Highway 40." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Avenging Angels: 1943

Avenging Angels: 1943

February 1943. "Looking up an assembly line at Ford's big Willow Run plant in Michigan, where B-24E (Liberator) bombers are being made in great numbers. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians." 4x5 acetate negative by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

In Like Kwint: 1943

In Like Kwint: 1943

February 1943. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "War production workers at the Heil Company making gasoline tank trailers for the U.S. Army Air Corps. Mrs. Angeline Kwint, age 45, an ex-housewife, checking the tires of trailers. Her husband and son are in the U.S. Army." Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Redacted: 1942

Redacted: 1942

October 1942. "A long line of C-47 transport planes awaits the installation of wings at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action." Note how, as on the photo in the previous post, certain markings on the fuselage have been scratched off the negative. Photo by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Mobilized: 1942

Mobilized: 1942

October 1942. "Great numbers of C-47 transport planes move along the assembly lines at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant at Long Beach, California. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

War News: 1942

War News: 1942

April 1942. "Wisdom, Montana. The Ansons visit their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Len Smith." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hoover Terminal: 1942

Hoover Terminal: 1942

Arlington, Virginia, 1942. "Washington-Hoover Airport terminal and Eastern Air Lines sign prior to demolition for construction of the Pentagon." Nitrate negative by Harold Lang. View full size.

 

Raised on Radio: 1942

Raised on Radio: 1942

February 1942. "Burlington, Iowa. Sunnyside unit, Farm Security Administration trailer camp. In a trailer for workers at the Burlington ordnance plant." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pine Camp: 1941

Pine Camp: 1941

August 1941. "Pine Camp military area, near Watertown, N.Y. Removal of farm families and relocation in new sections with the aid of the New York Defense Relocation Corporation. Two of the children of Mr. Earl J. Brown helping to get the last few belongings out of their farm in the Pine Camp expansion area." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Calutron Girls: 1944

Calutron Girls: 1944

Clinton Engineer Works, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1944. "Calutron Girls -- Gladys Owens (foreground), one of the workers monitoring 'Calutron' mass spectrometers at the Y-12 uranium isotope separation and enrichment plant. Like many of these women, she did not realize the significance of her work in the development of the first atomic bomb until long after the war had ended." Photo by Ed Westcott, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. View full size.

 

Contemporary Creosoter: 1943

Contemporary Creosoter: 1943

May 1943. "Beaumont, Texas. Woman worker at the International Creosoting plant. This work was formerly done by men." Photo by John Vachon, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Mr. O.K.: 1942

Mr. O.K.: 1942

November 1942. Lititz, Pennsylvania. "Mr. O.K. Bushong, express agent. Two trains a day pass through Lititz on the Lancaster-Reading Railroad. He says that passenger trade has increased 100 percent since war." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Women Welders: 1943

Women Welders: 1943

June 1943. "New Britain, Connecticut. Women welders at the Landers, Frary, and Clark plant." Acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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